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Conversation Hearts

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Here's a nice thing  that came my way:  a rare review of my little book Conversation Hearts by Paul Kincaid at SF Site:

http://www.sfsite.com/09a/ch279.htm 

Seems long ago I wrote it.  Longer since I thought it up.

Comments

(Anonymous)
Feb. 7th, 2012 03:49 am (UTC)
Sweet
But not sugary. (There is a lot more John Crowley out there than I knew.) Trxx and her kin appear to share that Bradbury Mars formality of speech and simplicity of conviction. I hope it is true about the pleasures of disability.

Are conversation hearts those little candies that (used to) say I love you and Oh you kid!?

Anne
crowleycrow
Feb. 7th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Sweet
They are. The book's a little hard to find -- a small press limited edition -- but might appear at some time in a new collection of stories.

For the cover, I wanted a picture of Raggedy Ann and Andy -- you will no doubt remember that they had candy hearts, with the words I Love You on them.

In the SF story -- I don't think it even got a mention -- baby Trxx is born without fur -- she looks like one of our babies, but that constitutes a disability where she lives. Context is all. (It is a little preachy.)
crowleycrow
Feb. 7th, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Sweet
It's also in my view more tough-minded about disability than the reviewer credits it for being.